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Lost hiker rescued in Three Sisters Wilderness

A North Bend man who took a short hike off-trail without his pack became disoriented Tuesday in the Three Sisters Wilderness Area, prompting a two-county search and rescue effort on foot and horseback that ended well after dark, authorities said.

California officer in downtown Bend fight

Calif. police officer pulls gun during Bend dispute

NewsChannel 21 obtained exclusive video filmed just seconds after five men were involved in a fight in downtown Bend early Sunday. Bend police confirmed that Vallejo, Calif., police Sgt. Michael Kent Tribble pulled a gun during the dispute; we talked to a witness about what he says happened.

Decision 2014: Measure 88

Driver card controversy heading to Oregon voters

Measure 88, one of the more controversial items on Oregon's Nov. 4 ballot, would allow people to get limited-purpose driver cards if they can't prove U.S. citizenship.

OSU-Cascades fight not over yet

Bend OKs OSU-Cascades campus: What's next?

The Bend City Council unanimously approved the controversial OSU-Cascades Westside four-year campus plans on Monday. So what’s the next step?

100 Women Who Care gives back

'100+ Women Who Care': Giving back to C. Oregon

Tired of fundraising with bottle drives, silent auctions and bake sales? So were a group of Central Oregon women, and they've figured out a novel way to raise money and give it to a local cause.

C.O. Fire Management Service

First fall prescribed burns set to begin

Fuel specialists in Crescent are planning a series of burns near Cascade Lakes Highway that could happen as early as Wednesday, if weather conditions remain favorable.


Meissner Nordic may get shuttle stop; survey online

The Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council and Cascades East Transit are working to create a shuttle stop at Meissner Nordic Park.

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St. Charles Health System

Major St. Charles Bend remodel set to begin

Starting Monday, St. Charles Bend will undergo a major remodel that hospital officials say will extend the lifespan of the 39-year-old facility while improving privacy and comfort for patients, families and caregivers.

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Bend council OKs Westside campus - with misgivings

At the close of a nearly 5-hour appeal hearing Monday afternoon, the Bend City Council unanimously affirmed a hearings officer’s approval of controversial plans for OSU-Cascades’ new Westside campus – but not before they tacked on some new conditions and expressed strong disappointment at the university’s method of winning approval.


Painter-essayist wins High Desert Museum award

The High Desert Museum's Chiles Award Committee has selected Sophie Sheppard, a third-generation Great Basin painter, essayist, farmer and environmental activist, as the 30th annual Earle A. Chiles Award winner.


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